ITPalooza 2018 Content

Dec 13, 2018 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Panels & Talks

BUILDING DIVERSITY IN TECH

Leaders from the SoFlo tech community share their ideas for making 2019 the year that tech finally becomes more inclusive.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

In computer science, AI research is defined as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals

 

DATA BREACH

According to the nonprofit consumer organization Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a total of 11,019,555,688 individual records containing sensitive personal information were involved in security breaches between January 2005 and May 2017.

FINTECH

FinTech is a new industry that uses technology to improve activities in finance. The use of smartphones for mobile banking, investing services  and cryptocurrency are examples of technologies aiming to make financial services more accessible to the general public

 

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

A major driver of the sector’s growth is the consumerization of medtech. Supported by the widespread availability of smartphones and tablets, providers are able to reach a large audience at a low cost, a trend that stands to be consolidated as wearable technologies spread throughout the market.

BLOCKCHAIN

In May 2018, Gartner found that only 1% of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations, and only 8% of CIOs were in the short-term ‘planning or [looking at] active experimentation with blockchain’.

INTERNET OF THINGS

The number of IoT devices increased 31% year-over-year to 8.4 billion in 2017 and it is estimated that there will be 30 billion devices by 2020. The global market value of IoT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.

CLOUD SECURITY

Cloud computing security or, more simply, cloud security refers to a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls deployed to protect data, applications, and the associated infrastructure of cloud computing.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

According to the McKinsey Global Institute’s Industry Digitization Index, Europe is currently operating at 12% of its digital potential, while the USA is operating at 18%. This clearly demonstrates that, while business processes are undergoing great change making much progress in the adoption of digitization, even advanced economies are struggling to exploit the full potential.

3D PRINTING

In 2017, GE Aviation revealed that it had used design for additive manufacturing (3D printing) to create a helicopter engine with 16 parts instead of 900, with great potential impact on reducing the complexity of supply chains.

AUGMENTED REALITY

Samsung is said to be working on a contact lens, when finished, is meant to have a built-in camera on the lens itself. The design is intended to have you blink to control its interface for recording purposes. It is also intended to be linked with your smartphone to review footage and control it separately.

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT

Be the change you want to see in the world.

HOW TO STAY RELEVANT

Stay relevant, avoid obscurity.

SMART CITY

Arup (Arup Group Limited, a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London) estimates that the global market for smart urban services will be $400 billion per annum by 2020

DEV OPS

DevOps aims at shorter development cycles, increased deployment frequency, and more dependable releases, in close alignment with business objectives.

Agenda Overview

8:00 PM
Doors Open

Check-in will commence at 8:00 AM. Kindly remember to bring your ticket to simplify the check-in process.

VIP Breakfast and coffee will be available in the All-Day VIP lounge.
2nd Floor, North
9:00 PM – NOON
Morning Sessions & Vendor Exhibit Opens
3rd Floor, Speaker Rooms & Floridian Ballroom
11:30 AM
CIO-VIP Invitation Lunch and Keynote Address
Palm ‘B’ 2nd Floor, South
NOON
General Attendee Lunch
Floridian Ballroom, North
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Afternoon Sessions
CIO Track Sessions
3rd Floor, North
5:00 pm
Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

  • Marine Toys For Tots Presentation
  • Big Checks
  • Awards
  • Sponsor Raffle
Expo  Demo Stage
5:30 pm
VIP Reception
VIP Cocktail Reception, Dinner, and Entertainment (VIP and Select Ticket Holders Only)
Palm ‘A’ 2nd Floor, South

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